People with High Cholesterol Levels Have Greater Risk of Alzheimer’s

Steps to Lower Cholesterol Infographic

According to research, people with high cholesterol levels could have a greater risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers discovered that high cholesterol levels are very much associated with brain plaques linked to Alzheimer’s disease. For the research, 2,587 persons age 40 – 79 with no indications of Alzheimer’s had their cholesterol levels screened….

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Protects Against Heart Disease

Benefits of Red Wine Infographic

Research has proven that moderate alcohol consumption of about a drink a day is associated with a 14-25% reduced risk of developing heart disease in comparison to not drinking alcohol at all. A balance however needs to be found between the bad effects of excessive alcohol consumption, and the health benefits of alcohol consumption…

Diabetes Around the World Infographic

Diabetes Around the World Infographic

The risk of gestational diabetes can be determined up to 7 years before pregnancy based on assessing measures of body weight and blood sugar routinely. 580 ethnically diversified women participated in the study and women who experienced gestational diabetes while pregnant were compared to those who didn’t have gestational diabetes. It was found that…

Coffee and Tea Infographic

Coffee and Tea Infographic

A study which monitored the thinking and memory processes of people over the age of 65 has found that all individuals with higher caffeine levels had avoided the start of Alzheimer’s disease in the 2 to 4 years of the study follow up. Coffee seemed to be their main or only source of caffeine….

How Useful Are Smartphones As Fitness Trackers?

Smartphone Fitness Apps

According to research, most smartphone applications are just as accurate as wearable devices for tracking physical activity. As standalone fitness trackers can cost between $100-150, smartphone apps could be a more affordable way of keeping track of health behaviors, as well as more widely accessible. More than 65% of adults use a smartphone in…

Anatomy of Walking Infographic

Anatomy of Walking Infographic

Research shows that just one hour of vigorous exercise a day can reduce breast cancer risk by 25% and walking for just one hour each day can reduce risk of breast cancer by 14%. Women who participated in no less than 60 minutes of vigorous physical activity each day had a 25% reduced breast…

What Foods Do You Crave Infographic?

Cravings Infographic

According to a study, a healthy high protein breakfast increases satiety and helps to reduce hunger cravings during the day, providing more evidence that breakfast is a useful strategy for managing appetite and regulating intake of food. Researchers used fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to reveal that the brain signals which control food motivation…

Component in Coffee Enhances Protection Against Alzheimer’s Disease

The Medical Benefits Of Being Addicted To Coffee Infographic

A study has found that the interaction of an unidentified component of coffee with the caffeine increases blood levels of a crucial growth factor which appears to protect against the process of Alzheimer’s disease. Making use of mice bred for developing Alzheimer’s like symptoms, the researchers provide evidence that caffeinated coffee protects against the…

Hearing Loss Infographic

Hearing Loss Infographic

Most people don’t talk about it; many live with it and it really frustrates them; some can’t sleep or relax because of it. Tinnitus — a ringing, whooshing or roaring in the ears can become a constant torment. It is one of the most common medical conditions in the U.S., affecting one in 10…

Manage Stress Infographic


Stress has overtaken back pain as the biggest cause of long term sickness, according to a report conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, so it is vital we discover what we can do to eliminate it from our busy lives. The word stress refers to the body’s physical and emotional response…